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Barcelo Solymar

Carretera Las Americas, Km. 3, Varadero 42200 Cuba
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#41 of 95 hotels in Varadero
The hotel Barceló Solymar stands right on the sea front of the top spot of Varadero beach, Cuba’s best-known tourist destination. With a privileged setting, it’s the perfect place to combine rest and relaxation with a wide array of exciting activities. At a short distance from downtown Varadero.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Paid internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Meeting rooms
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
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Brandon B wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
you can go ta the market near by you get freee food and drinks soo close to the beach cadameran rides the hotel looks nice but it is not that nice in the rooms they make great coffee and at the market they are soo creative making stuff probably have money to spend but I am only given 20 pesos because I am only 13 and 12 at the time so overall I loved the place
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: get a room outside or a room faceing the beach
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2 Helpful votes
Response from JUAN MARQUES, Director General at Barcelo Solymar
Responded 5 Jan 2021
Dear guest, Thank you for the great feedback of your recent holiday experience at our Barceló Solymar; guest satisfaction is our number one goal and there is nothing better than achieving that, we are happy our hotel and staff were able to meet all your needs during your stay.
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Imtiaz S wrote a review Oct 2020
11 contributions11 helpful votes
Do not expect it to be Four Star as they say it is Four star no way near 2 star there is a lot to do and be the first to be for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner otherwise you will not get anything to eat, Service is good if you have enough money to tip other wise you will not get service at all
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Date of stay: May 2020
3 Helpful votes
Response from JUAN MARQUES, Director General at Barcelo Solymar
Responded 31 Oct 2020
Hello, Thank you very much for the time you spent to share your personal impressions of your stay at our Barceló Solymar. We always welcome feedback, as it allows us to continually improve the experience we create for our guests. We certaily look forward to serving you again and to have the opportunity to exceed you expectations in a not too distant future.
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Tone wrote a review Apr 2020
1 contribution5 helpful votes
I am very surprised when I read the negative experiences from this hotel. Coming all the way from Norway, my husband and I with our 2 children had an absolutely wonderful 2 week holiday here in february-march 2020. The beach and the water was really amazing, clean and nice. The staff was very friendly. The friendly gardener, who we spoke with the first day of our stay, came every morning with a fresh hibiscus flower to me and my daughter. The maid wrote friendly greetings after leaving the room nice and clean every day, and made beatiful swans and other figures with the towels. The barkeepers were friendly, and especially to our kids as they came to collect lemonade. The pools were nice and clean, and since the Barcelo Solymar is connected to Occidental arenas blancas, we had many pools to choose between - a really big, nice and clean hotel area. Especially one pool was very calm and nice if you wanted to avoid Music. The AC was working well,both in the lobby, buffet resturants and in the rooms. We stayed first in a double room, but found it a bit small for the family and changed for a small amount of money to a bungalow. Nice and clean, and always warm water in the shower, television both on ground floor and first floor in the bungalow. We mostly enjoyed eating breakfast, lunch and dinner at Occidental arenas blancas, who in our opinion had the best buffet. For breakfast, the kids entered the line to get fresh pancakes, and I started the day With a . The food in the buffet was good, but not culinaric, and you could for every meal choose between a great variety of dishes. Even the ice cream was nice, and we had no stomach issues during our stay. The first days there were a lot of young people partying by the main pool, but as there where other pools to use, this was not a problem for us. If you bring children you should water toys etc. from home, as it was very expensive to buy in the hotel shops. We would love to come back one day!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Families should choose bungalows
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3 Helpful votes
Response from BarceloVaradero, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Barcelo Solymar
Responded 1 May 2020
Hello, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent holiday experience among us, our main goal is to ensure an unforgettable holiday experiences to our guests; your comments are crucial in this process therefore we highly value your time and constructive observations. Our staff will appreciate your nice words towards them. We hope you and your family are in good health, and we will wait for your next visit to Barceló Solymar & Occidental Arenas Blancas. Guest Service Barceló Solymar
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cajeneroux wrote a review Apr 2020
2 contributions7 helpful votes
Booked with Sunwing Vacations for a 28-day stay at this resort as it was within walking distance to Varadero. First impression was favourable. Impressive lobby and hotel, lovely grounds, pools looked clean and overall property seemed well maintained. Our bungalow was roomy and well located, close to the beach! Unfortunately, our holiday went downhill from there. In summary, used water glasses removed from tables, not washed, just wiped out and returned to tables; cutlery left on tables if they appeared to not be used; empty bottled water bottles refilled from restaurant water supply; cold meat and cheese on unrefrigerated tables for hours; dairy products unrefrigerated; mouldy bread; unsanitary food conditions in restaurants. We had diarrhea for our entire stay at Barcelo Solymar. As we were able to book an earlier flight, we forfeited 2 weeks of our holiday and we’re out of pocket over $1,000. We have travelled extensively, visiting all continents and over 85 countries worldwide. This is the worst holiday we have had. AVOID BARCELO SOLYMAR!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Don’t stay here
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6 Helpful votes
Response from BarceloVaradero, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Barcelo Solymar
Responded 27 Apr 2020
Hello! Thank you for sharing a review of Barceló Solymar. It does indeed sound from what you describe that some aspects of your stay did not meet our usual standards of service; Hygiene in our food and beverage departments are very important and we work to keep them among the highest standards. Please accept our sincerest apologies for failing to make your stay with us a perfect moment of relaxation, we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to bring this matter to our attention. Guest Services Barceló Solymar
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oscar123321 wrote a review Apr 2020
Maastricht, The Netherlands21 contributions16 helpful votes
Undeniably the worse hotel experience of my life. Barcelo Solymar is much more comparable to a torture than to a holiday. It all started by a warm welcoming in their smelly unpleasant hotel lobby. By warm, I mean very warm since air conditioning is to them an unknown human discovery. The check-in line lasted a couple of hours and it felt like being in a jungle; people were pushing, screaming and sweating like animals. If you want to find society’s waste, Barcelo Solymar is the place to stay at. Rude, arrogant, dirty and alcoholics are only some of the adjectives that could be attributed to the hotel guests. In such an uncomfortable environment, the service made it even worse. We had to change four rooms because of water leaking from the ceiling, insects in the toilet and a broken bed. By moving from a room to another on their pee-stinking elevators that often did not even work, we almost had no chance of relaxing. You would then think the food was at least decent since the price you pay includes all inclusive meals— It was not—. I could write a whole essay with respect to the food but I will just stick to one word: REVOLTING. Dog food would probably be more tasty and maybe you would not experience food poisoning like I did. Oh... I almost forgot! One night I came back to a drunk teenager peeing in the hotel lobby. Barcelo Solymar is a party hotel so expect the worse at night and forget about having a good sleep. Now, if this does not sound to you like a torture you tell me what could be worse. Never, ever ever ever ever again!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
4 Helpful votes
Response from BarceloSmAb, Public Relations Manager at Barcelo Solymar
Responded 20 Apr 2020
Dear Oscar123321 We sincerely apologize for the comments made of the Resort. We will take corrective action where necessary. Sincerely
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Frequently Asked Questions about Barcelo Solymar
Which popular attractions are close to Barcelo Solymar?
Nearby attractions include Mi Casa Beatles (0.8 km), Calle 62 (0.6 km), and Taller de Cerámica Artística (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Barcelo Solymar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Barcelo Solymar?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Barcelo Solymar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Barcelo Solymar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Barcelo Solymar?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Gruta El Vino, Waco's Club, and Varadero 60.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Barcelo Solymar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Barcelo Solymar?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Barcelo Solymar?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cueva de Ambrosio (9.1 km).
Does Barcelo Solymar have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Barcelo Solymar accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.